Meet the team
Sara graduated from Vet School in Scotland and spent a couple of years working there and in London before moving to New Zealand. Since then she has worked in the small animal clinic at Massey University and other clinics both in New Zealand and Adelaide. She has been at Cambridge Pet Vet since 2007 and enjoys the relaxed, friendly atmosphere there. She is passionate about providing the best possible care for her patients and is also involved in managing the small animal clinic. She has a special interest in dentistry and is currently studying for membership exams in dentistry and oral surgery.
Sam is a New Zealand trained vet nurse with a varied career behind her. Sam was involved in running a feed company, farmed milking goats and worked as a groom with polo ponies in the States. Sam has been with the Pet Vets, almost since it began, and she is often your first port of call when calling or visiting the clinic. If she can't help you then probably nobody can! She has an incredible talent for remembering names and faces.
Becca is our head nurse. She is bubbly and energetic and leads the team by setting a good example. Her care and dedication to good animal care is second to none. She also has an interest in dentistry. When not at work, she likes to chill at home with her partner, her cat and dog, and her Playstation.
Kim was the original Pet Vet, establishing the clinic with her husband Chris, previously one of the cow vets, in 2000. Kim graduated from Massey and has a wealth of experience, working around New Zealand and in the UK. After building the Pet Vet business from scratch, Kim now works part time, spending most of her spare time chasing around after their two daughters.
Eleanor graduated from Massey in 2013 and worked in Auckland and Christchurch before heading overseas to the UK for a two-year working O.E. She thoroughly enjoyed the varied experiences and travel Europe had to offer, but home beckoned, and after a year in Auckland, has settled with her partner Patrick in Cambridge. Eleanor enjoys surgery and ophthalmology but is also excited to be part of a great team and getting to know our clients.
Michelle joined us after working as a mixed practice vet in Hamilton for 10 years. She has a young son and daughter at home, so works part time both in the clinic, and as a cow vet. She enjoys the variety mixed practice brings but loves the added challenge of surgery and imaging of small animal work. She has really enjoyed the move to Cambridge and being part of a new team.
Marion has worked here for many years now, part - time, while she looks after her young kids and a menagerie at home. She is very experienced and slots in here and there wherever we need her about the place!
Alyeska is quite new to our team and has come down from the Coromandel to join us. She is a vet-nurse-in-training but is very competent and sociable, getting to know our clients and their pets quickly. She works part time and the rest of the time is spent looking after her young daughter, dog and 2 stray cats.
Monique has been with us on and off for years. She started as an 'after school girl' who came and cleaned the floors, then filled in at times to help out at the front at reception, and now works in the cattery and part time in the clinic. She has also started her vet nurse training, so along with her young daughter, she has plenty to keep her challenged. Her positive attitude and smiling face is great to have around the place!
Aria first started coming to our clinic as a volunteer through the Gateway program at Cambridge High School. She impressed us so much that after she went off and did her vet nurse training, we offered her a job! She is the newest member of our team but is learning the ropes really fast and settling in well. When she's not at work she's hanging out with her cat Cooper.
Kelly looks after the guests in our cattery. She moved from Wellington and is a certified cat crazy lady!! She has been with us for many years now and knows all the regulars very well. She will take excellent care of your cat, giving them lots of love and attention.